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contagion
used in The Call of the Wild

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Definition
the spread of disease or any idea or attitude — especially one that is harmful
  • He had caught the contagion of the excitement, and he felt that in some way he must do a great thing for John Thornton.
    Chapter 6 — For the Love of a Man (81% in)
  • Because of all this he became possessed of a great pride in himself, which communicated itself like a contagion to his physical being.
    Chapter 7 — The Sounding of the Call (41% in)

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